Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Water (prevention and control of pollution) act, 1974

Water act, 1974
Objectives of this act:
-To prevent and control water pollution
-To maintain or restore the wholesomeness of water
To establish boards for the prevention and control of water pollution
To confer on and assign to the boards, the power and functions relating to the above mentioned.

Salient features of this act:
-Establishment of central and state boards for pollution control
-Provision of joint boards for two or more states
-Prohibition of the use of streams and wells for the disposal of pollutants.
-Consent of pollution control board to open new outlets and discharges into streams and wells.


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